A group of middle-aged men who were apparently shooting birds for sport were stopped by the Special Forces last Saturday.
Fréttablaðið reports that the shootings, which took place near Hvalfjörður, were first noticed by the wife of Lárus Vilhjálmsson, who happens to be the chair of the environmental committee for the local authorities. The shots began around six in the evening, and within half an hour already numbered about 200.
They called the owners of the land where the shots were heard, and the landowners in turn called the police. Shortly thereafter, the Special Forces arrived on the scene.